Kasich: ‘I’m for Second Amendment; People Have the Right to Defend Themselves’
KASICH: "I’m for the Second Amendment. People have a right to defend themselves. They have a right to own these guns for a variety of reasons, including hunting and collection. We don’t want to be messing around with the Second Amendment, plain and simple. In our state as governor, I’ve signed many of these gun bills. I think the president on one area he has hit on that — and he shouldn’t do it by executive order, but we ought to look at it, and that’s the issue of mental illness. We want to make sure states can upload the data so when we do an instant check we aren’t selling a gun to somebody unstable. When we look at the problems of the mass shooters in this country, virtually every time that somebody is involved when we check their record, there’s an element of mental illness involved. We have to make sure we do that."